Coming Up

Note that some events may be postponed or cancelled (check Covid-19 updates)

Monday 16 March

Year 3-4 at MOTAT – Rooms 2, 16 & 17

Board meeting about COVID-19

Tuesday 17 March

Year 3-4 at MOTAT  – Rooms 1, 3 & 4

Wednesday 18 March

Year 4-6 Netball Trials

Thursday 19 March

Year 4-6 Netball Trials

Friday 20 March

Year 5-6 Swim Sports

School Assembly in our school hall 2:15 pm – All welcome

Monday 23 March

Year 2 visit to Howick Village

Tuesday 24 March

Hearing and Vision testing

Friday 27 March

Year 1 visit to Howick Village

Saturday 28 March

PTA obstacle course fun run

At a glance

  • Welcome to our new students and their families
  • Your feedback on Meet the Teacher Interviews at the new time
  • What are we doing about the Digital Curriculum?
  • Are we going to BYOD (Bring your own devices) ?
  • Music News – Music extension groups on Thursday
  • Sports News: Congratulations to our cricket and tennis players
  • PTA News – Second-hand uniform shop and next PTA meeting

Principal’s Message

Kia ora tatou

Your Board of Trustees is meeting today to determine further measures the school can take to protect our community from Covid-19. The decisions made will be communicated to you tomorrow by email. I will also continue to send you updates by email as we navigate through these unprecedented challenges.

Thank you to the Year 5-6 teaching team and all of the parents who helped to make our week at MERC Long Bay such a success. I was pleased to see so many children being brave and pushing through to achieve more than they thought they could. It was also exciting to see so many children supporting their peers to make that extra effort. As one of the boys who got to the top of the ladder climb said when I congratulated him. “It was hard but I just kept thinking MBS..(Motivated, Brave, Sincere) ..mostly the B! ” There is a slide show of Camp photos on the Camp website.

What do parents and teachers think about the new Meet the Teacher timing we tried this year? The Digital Curriculum has landed here and it is not just about robotics. What is Ruma Matihiko?  It includes unplugged learning. Check out the one page reports on Meet the Teacher and the Digital Curriculum. I have also included a brief report on BYOD which includes comments from parents.  

Ngā mihi

Bruce Warren, Principal

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to our new student

Hayley Kairuz and her family

Your feedback about the Meet the Teacher Interviews

Community says Lets Meet Before School Starts 

Read this short report which shows why we will be keeping the meet the teacher interviews before school starts. It’s already on the school calendar for Thursday 4 February 2021. You will book  an interview for you and your child with the 2021 teacher.

Exciting Changes to Digital Learning

2020 sees the implementation of the new Digital Curriculum across New Zealand schools. Check out what we are doing 

Are we going to BYOD (Bring your own devices)?

See the answer in this brief report from the community survey at the end of last year.

Music News

Music extension groups are underway on Thursdays – Marimba, Senior Choir and Ukulele Club
Happy Music Making
Clare McCormack

Sports News

Congratulations to our Year 4 cricket team who attended the Takapuna Cricket Primary Schools tournament on the 11th March. They won their first three matches and made it into the final against Campbells Bay. The boys placed first and came away winners of the Sir Richard Hadlee Cup. So proud of the way the team represented our school. Thank you to all the parents who came and supported our team!

A big congratulations also to our tennis team who represented Mairangi Bay at the Super Cluster tournament on March 6th. They all played amazingly. A special mention goes to Leo Carson and Zaria Ruby who both placed 2nd in the singles category. Bailey Shazell and Charlie Lindsay also placed 2nd in the doubles. Well done!

PTA News

For all PTA related enquiries please email

Second-hand uniform shop
Hours for 2020: Mondays 3-3:30 pm. All items $5 or $10 via cash or bank transfer.

PTA meeting
The next PTA meeting will be held in the staff room on Tuesday 24 March. All are welcome!

Community Notices

Notices are put in this section as a service to our community.  The school does not necessarily endorse these community advertisements and you are advised to check for yourself, the reliability of providers, events, camps, and courses.

Murrays Bay Primary, Twilight Festival – Friday 27th March 3-7pm  Food stalls, drinks, shops, auctions, games and fair attractions – vertical bungy, kids ferris wheel, inflatable fun, climbing wall, Goliath maze and water rollers.

Office Administrator – Lidgard Sails and Shades – Part-Time

Lidgard Shades and Sails is seeking a part-time office administrator. We seek someone who can hit the ground running. Good verbal and written communication skills in English and a pleasant telephone manner are essential, as well as the ability to multi-task and work under pressure. The ideal candidate will have an outgoing and friendly personality and enjoy working in a fast paced team environment.

Some background in graphic design or similar would be beneficial as the role will entail website/social media page maintenance and updating as well as working with SketchUp from time to time drawing schematics for our large scale projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Assisting with accounts receivable and accounts payable
Receipting / reconciling inwards goods from packing slips
Answering phones, logging customer enquiry
Diary management, corresponding with clients and advising installation schedule
Website / FB page maintenance and updating
Working with design software – SketchUp to craft project schematics for specific large, bespoke clients

SketchUp training can be provided.

The role is part time and can fit into school hours (starting and finishing between 9-3). Remuneration will be commensurate with experience. Please submit your cover letter and CV to

Questions or queries relating to the role, please call Justin on 021 374376

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